Dress Code

Regardless of the type of badge or ticket you hold, a day at the races is the perfect opportunity to up the style stakes, dress in your finery and enjoy the glamour of Chester’s stylish surroundings.

A summary of the dress code guidelines for each area of the racecourse can be found below. In the event of extreme weather conditions, the dress code may change. If the dress code is changed prior to the fixture, all ticket holders will be contacted via email to let them know of the updated dress code. If the dress code changes during the race day, for example no longer needing to wear a jacket or blazer, an announcement will be made over our PA system.

PARADE & 1539 Roof Members

Gentlemen are required to wear a well-tailored suit/blazer, a collared shirt and smart trousers. A tie must be worn. Ladies are required to wear a dress, skirt or smart trouser suit. No excessively revealing clothing is permitted. All jeans, trainers, shorts, fancy dress or sportswear are not allowed in PARADE.

Hospitality Areas, Chester Members, Winning Post, Edinburgh Gin Garden, & County Long Room 

Gentlemen are required to wear a well-tailored suit or a blazer with smart trousers, together with a shirt, collar and tie. Ladies are required to wear smart dress. No denim jeans of any colour, no trainers, no shorts, no sportswear and no fancy dress will be permitted.

County Concourse & Tattersalls Enclosure

For gentlemen a collar is required, either polo shirt or collared shirt. Smart (not ripped) jeans, trousers or chinos are permitted. Ladies are required to wear smart dress. We encourage smart dress code in all enclosures, so feel free to dress up and enjoy the occasion. Please note that shorts, trainers, tracksuits, t-shirts, sportswear and fancy dress are not permitted in this enclosure.

The Roodee

There is no dress code for the Roodee except that no offensive clothing and no offensive fancy dress may be worn. With very limited cover, we advise all racegoers to dress for the weather. Should you wish to upgrade your ticket to a Tattersalls ticket on the day, shorts, tracksuits, t-shirts and fancy dress will not be permitted.


View our Style Guide in partnership with Cheshire Oaks here

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